Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad, at the time Malaysia’s deputy prime minister and premier respectively, during a party meeting in 1998. Photo: AP Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad, at the time Malaysia’s deputy prime minister and premier respectively, during a party meeting in 1998. Photo: AP
Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad, at the time Malaysia’s deputy prime minister and premier respectively, during a party meeting in 1998. Photo: AP

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How the Mahathir-Anwar relationship shaped Malaysia’s politics

  • Long-standing tensions between the veterans have a large part to play in whether the opposition can wrest power from Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin
  • After setting aside their rivalry during the watershed 2018 elections, they are once again at loggerheads over potential premiership

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Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad, at the time Malaysia’s deputy prime minister and premier respectively, during a party meeting in 1998. Photo: AP Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad, at the time Malaysia’s deputy prime minister and premier respectively, during a party meeting in 1998. Photo: AP
Anwar Ibrahim and Mahathir Mohamad, at the time Malaysia’s deputy prime minister and premier respectively, during a party meeting in 1998. Photo: AP
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